Stop the Official Languages policy in Canada
The Official Languages Act was passed in 1969 by the Liberal government under P.E. Trudeau with the expressed purpose of making French-speaking Quebecers feel more a part of Canada.
It has failed in this primary objective because French Quebecers feel even less a part of Canada now leading to the widespread belief that we are now two separate entities, a French-speaking Quebec and an English-speaking Rest (Most) of Canada.
While outside Quebec, English-speakers are discriminated against in jobs which are clearly in favour of French-speakers, the opposite is true in Quebec where many anti-English laws have been passed in Quebec, resulting in the exodus of more than half a million English-speakers from Quebec.
If Quebec is allowed to be French-speaking, then the Rest (Most) of Canada should be allowed to be English-speaking without being discriminated against for not being able to function in French.
We, the undersigned, want the Federal government to stop this policy which clearly discriminates against the English-speaking majority.
The OLA clearly states that this policy should only apply "where numbers warrant" - this was deliberately never defined.
We demand that the Federal government defines this criteria clearly so that the English-speaking majority is not excluded from meaningful employment within all levels of government.
The Stop the Official Languages policy in Canada petition to Canada was written by Kim McConnell and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.